Adam Hendrix

After cashing in five events at last year’s World Series of Poker in Las Vegas, Anchorage’s Adam Hendrix is continuing to flourish at this year’s edition of the biggest, most prestigious tournament in the game.

Hendrix earlier this week finished 36th in the MONSTER STACK No-Limit Hold ‘em event that drew 6,501 entries and required a $1,500 buy-in. Hendrix earned $31,033, the most by an Alaskan in the 2022 WSOP, surpassing the $26,160 he won for his eighth-place finish in a WSOP online No-Limit event.

Hendrix has cashed three times this year for a cumulative $58,243. His five WSOP cashes last year earned him a combined $130,505. He has generated 38 career WSOP cashes, and his 62 career cashes in WSOP and WSOP-affiliated events have earned him $793,869.

The latest cash by Hendrix came in an event in which four Alaskans earned money.

John Leman of Anchorage finished 232nd to earn $5,742 and his second career WSOP cash. Jacob Thibodeau of Juneau’s 366th-place finish was worth $4,483, and marked his 16th career WSOP cash and 17th cash in WSOP or WSOP-affiliated events. Thibodeau finished 74th in 2019 in the Main Event, the most prestigious title in the game, and pocketed $98,120.

Lastly, Matthew Pagels of Anchorage finished 772nd to round out Alaskans who cashed – he copped $2,625. That was his second career WSOP cash.

In all, 17 different Alaskans, from seven different cities or towns, have cashed at the 2022 WSOP. Hendrix is the only Alaskan so far to cash multiple times.

The 53rd annual tournament is just shy of one-third of the way through the roughly 100 events it offers, live and online, and wraps in mid-July.

Here’s the list of Alaskans who have cashed at this year’s WSOP:

52nd Annual World Series of Poker
Alaskans who have finished in the money
(Name, hometown, event, place, earnings

Adam Hendrix, Anchorage. Event 21 – 36) $31,033. Online Event 1 – 8) $26,160. Event 11 – 611) $1,050. Total 2022 WSOP winnings – $58,243.
Mary Bellenir, Anchorage. Online Event 2 – 12) $7,992.
John Leman, Anchorage. Event 21 – 232) $5,742.
Jacob Thibodeau, Juneau. Event 21 – 366) $4,483.
David McGivney, Juneau. Event 7 – 88) $3,339.
Alice Jung, Napakiak. Event 5 – 824) $2,641.
Jeremiah Keeney, Fairbanks. Event 9 – 35) $2,641.
Matthew Pagels, Anchorage. Event 21 – 772) $2,625.
Herman Meiners, Anchorage. Event 5 – 516) $2,610.
Sam Butcher, Anchorage. Event 5 – 749) $1,985.
Sean Greendugh, Anchorage. Event 5 – 866) $1,720.
Geraldine Delara, Anchorage. Event 11 – 321) $1,669.
William Godley, Fairbanks. Event 5 – 1,117) $1,523.
Patrick Ronan, Girdwood. Event 5 – 1,606) $1,125.
James Farrington, Anchorage. Event 11 – 810) $960.
Saliu Nazim, Bethel. Event 5 – 2,005) $877.
Paul Williams, Eagle River. Event 5 – 2,605) $801.

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